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Status: Fixed
Closed: Sep 2008
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OS: All
Pri: 2
Type: Bug

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right click menu doesn't work on google docs

Reported by, Sep 3 2008

Issue description

Product Version      : from as of 9-2-08 7pm
URLs (if applicable) :
Other browsers tested:
Add OK or FAIL after other browsers where you have tested this issue:
Safari 3:
    Firefox 3: OK
IE 7:

What steps will reproduce the problem?
1. Open Google spreadsheet
2. go to left pane before columns
3. Right-click - no menu appears 

What is the expected result?

in FF3 you can insert a row, etc.

What happens instead?

Please provide any additional information below. Attach a screenshot if

Comment 1 by Deleted ...@, Sep 3 2008

Right-click menu works in:
 Safari 3.1.2 (Vista)
 IE 7.0.6001.18000IC (Vista)

Does not work on my Google Chrome, Official Build 1583
 Right-click doesn't work on ANY of the spreadsheet cells.
I have this same issue, its a major issue for me since I use google docs for work and 
love google chrome ;)
I also get no right click menu in any document with google docs

Comment 4 by Deleted ...@, Sep 3 2008

While editing a Document in Google Docs menu shows only at the bottom of the screen.

Comment 5 by, Sep 3 2008

i get the menu when clicking twice the right mouse button, sometimes i have to click 
three times and sometimes it never appears. if i move the mouse and click again it 
works after two clicks, seems to be some problems with the borders of the cells.

(windows XP)

btw. did no one of google use spreadsheet with chrome before, very strange

Comment 6 by Deleted ...@, Sep 3 2008

i can confirm the same issue.  have to right-click multiple times to get menu to 
appear.  sometimes have to click off-cell and then back to the cell i want.

it probably is a js issue -- similar to how some facebook js features are broken.
Status: Fixed
Thanks for the report.

This issue has been fixed on the trunk @ r1299.

The problem was the dispatch order for certain javascript events in chrome:

Correct sequence on right click:
(1) mousedown (button=2)
(2) contextmenu (button=2)
(3) mouseup (button=2)

Chrome was getting (2,3 swapped):

(1) mousedown (button=2)
(2) mouseup (button=2)
(3) contextmenu (button=2)

Correction, I pasted the sequences above (swapped) !

The actual correct sequence is:

(1) mousedown (button=2)
(2) mouseup (button=2)
(3) contextmenu (button=2)

And chrome's sequence was:

(1) mousedown (button=2)
(2) contextmenu (button=2)
(3) mouseup (button=2)

Comment 9 by, Sep 11 2008

This indicates 'fixed' but right-click appears to not be working in google docs 

Comment 10 Deleted

Comment 11 by Deleted ...@, Sep 18 2008

Should be fixed in according to changelog.

Comment 12 by Deleted ...@, Sep 22 2008

It doesn't look like this bug was completely fixed.  If you right click on the edge 
of a cell in Google Spreadsheets, and then move the mouse (while holding down the 
right mouse button), the cell moves with you.  You can inadvertently move a cell, 
which is bad.  I don't see this issue on FF 3.
jcmiller77: right-click-drag reproduces for me in firefox3 and safari3 as well. the 
main difference being that in firefox3 it does not subsequently open the menu, 
whereas in safari3/chromium it does.

i can file a bug with spreadsheets about this, but I think the chromium-specific 
issue has been addressed here.
 Issue 2356  has been merged into this issue.
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